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>> police make sure the fourth of july festivities go off without a hitch. did their efforts make a difference? >> how much or can we expect these scorching temperatures -- how much longer can we expect these scorching temperatures? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> i am jennifer franciotti. >> i am stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> 18 days with temperatures at or above 90 degrees. the average is eight. that is pretty impressive and we will continue the street for the
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next three days. 79 degrees at the airport. it is dry this morning and kind of a muggy. 97 is the expected high temperatures day with the heat index over 100. a chance for a couple of storms later today. we'll talk about the seven day forecast in just a few minutes. >> good morning. a few things to talk about. southbound 95 just past little gunpowder falls bridge -- a blame it on the heat. some fire activity as well. southbound york road remains closed for the water main break that happened yesterday. there is two-way traffic in the northbound delays.
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be aware of that. a crash on 29th street and handed avenue in the city. the major roadways are looking ok. eight minutes on the outer loop of the northwest corner. 18 minutes on 895 southbound between the 95's. this is the beltway in the southwest corner at baltimore national pike. very light volume in both directions. 95 at the fort mchenry, both directions moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> police are investigating a murder overnight in west baltimore. detectives arrived on the scene found eutaw place and found a man shot and killed. no word as to a suspect or a possible motive. one of baltimore's oldest movie palaces in catches fire
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overnight. it started at 12:30 this morning at liberty heights avenue. the flames shot out to the roof of the theater. crews battled the blaze. no injuries were reported. in north baltimore, firefighters battled another fire at robert street. the fire damaged several vacant row homes. >> more than 90% of customers who lost power have it restored. that is of little comfort to the 50,000 homes and businesses that do remain in the dark. nadia ramdass is live with more. >> we're live and charles street were many of the homes in this community are still without power. this road has been shut down since monday because of a number
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of downed trees, some of them sitting on live wires. crews are supposed to be coming here sometime today. one resident said that she has been hearing that for days. more than 650,000 customers have their power back on. 50,000 customers in baltimore county are still in the dark. one community has been sweating it out adjusting to no electricity. they say being power deprived for so long has been frustrating. >> i'm having to go to my niece's house to shampoo my hair. i'm going to charge my phone over there. i'm going to use her computer for a few minutes to see what has been going on on my computer. i'm running out of batteries for anything else running in the house. >> the g expects repairs to
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continue through the weekend. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news -- b.g.e. expects repairs to continue this weekend. >> there was an accident early wednesday morning along route 655. the crash remains under investigation. it does not appear to be the fault of the driver. >> stepped up police patrols nature everybody enjoyed the fireworks displays safely. beautiful display over the inner harbor. the event when the law without significant incident. >> i'm having to go to my niece's house to shampoo my hair. i have to charge my phone over there.
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>> the biggest problems were traffic related after the fireworks. >> a young child is being treated after he was found unresponsive in a pool. the boy was pulled from the pool just before 10:00 last night and he is in serious condition. the search for a missing man comes to a tragic end. this happened on wednesday as crews searched for harry gillis. he was reported missing on tuesday. his body was found off of thompson boulevard. >> president obama kicks off a bus store today through some key swing states.
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mitt romney's support is are working to keep their message on the minds of voters. hallie jackson has more. >> president obama will go to ohio today and pennsylvania tomorrow. >> happy fourth to you. >> mitt romney greeted voters on independence day in new hampshire. he's there on vacation with his family. >> this warms my heart. >> but his supporters will be on the campaign trail this week -- >> how's it going, everybody? >> as president obama gets ready to leave d.c. and head out. >> this is barack obama's first bus tour of the 2012 campaign. >> on his "betting on america" tour, obama will defend his economic policies and bailout of u.s. automakers. the president will push the same message on the road -- >> what a president believes. >> as he is pushing on the airwaves, essentially saying -- >> if you're deciding whether or not my economic vision or mitt romney's economic vision
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is better for the future of the country, and his economic vision is to send jobs overseas. that's the obama message. >> but republicans will not be far. former minnesota governor tim pawlenty and bobby jindal will be on romney's campaign bus in ohio and pennsylvania. two gop senators slammed obama this week for not living up to the promises he's made on the economy and unemployment. that is the same message the republican national committee is sending and hoping will stick in the minds of voters. the president will take care of some official business tomorrow when he signs into law a bill congress passed authorizing lower student loan rates and transportation money. >> will looking ahead to the june jobs report which could have a big impact on that race -- we are looking ahead. >> a weak report would be problematic for obama's campaign.
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abouthearing questions the questions about the manufacturing report. a lot of economic questions should be answered tomorrow morning and we'll talk more about that than. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> husbands, close your ears. we'll tell what the cost of an average woman's wardrobe closet. >> dozens of train cars go plummeting over a bridge in illinois. >> yesterday we celebrated a holiday. many people still on vacation. it is a busy day for animal shelters. >> the water main break on york road still causing some
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>> good morning. this is a live look from the skycam. the skies a mostly clear. 83 degrees is the current temperature at the maryland science center. we're feeling the heat already. we'll get to the forecast in just a little bit. we're live at the maryland spca
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and tammy is up for adoption. she is 4 years old. she comes back and visit us and goes back again. this is a busy day of the year because of the fireworks. >> animal shelters are very busy on july 5 because of the fireworks. >> you noticed a difference on a day like today after such an event. >> a lot of phone calls for people calling for their pets. people post fliers and post on craigslist. there is even a site called findtoto.com. >> people can start searching run the neighborhoods are
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reaching out to other local shelters if they lost their pet. we will go back to tony. so interesting. pets are terrified from fireworks and often causes them to run away. >> our dog hated fireworks. interesting connection. cats do not run away, do they? the run if they do not get their food. thank you, ava. it is nice and quiet. we had some thunderstorms last night. 20% chance we get a shower this afternoon. 78 in randallstown. we will make it into the upper 90's again today with the heat .ndex over 100 \
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we expect a front to go through on sunday. that will create a dip in the jet stream and some cooler air will be moving in from canada. oday we're still in the soup, very high. upper 90's. heat index will be over 100. record today is 102. that would be a great place to be this afternoon, to get out on the water on the bay. beach, a going to the slight chance for a thunderstorm each day on friday and saturday. on sunday, a more widespread event late sunday into monday night.
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we will hit 97 today. saturday will be the hottest day. 100 on saturday. a cold front comes in saturday night and sunday with showers and thunderstorms and that should not the temperatures back into the 80's by monday and tuesday. 6:16. >> not to much happening on the roads. looking pretty nice overall. a water main break in cockeysville is causing some problems. northbound york road is in a two-way traffic pattern. we'll see delays as to go through the morning. you might want to consider an alternate route. fire activity on middle are road at langley road. 53 on the northwest corner of the beltway. 67 on the j.f.x.
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no delays and looking good. this is the southwest corner of the beltway at baltimore national pike. the inner and outer loops are moving just fine. southbound traffic is moving just fine and very light at the to plaza. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. the judge in the trayvon martin case is expected to issue a decision whether to grant george zimmerman bond. his bail was revoked after he was accused of lying to the court about money they had raised. is defense attorney said his client acted out of fear for his family's safety. 31 cars of a freight train derailed and plummeted over a bridge.
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the bridge somehow collapsed. the line is not used by the chicago commuter services and nobody was hurt. another fourth of july tradition is upheld. 68 hot dog to chestnut ate remain the top dog. he takes home $10,000 for his first-place finish. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. if you had to, which competitive food-eating contest would you choose to enter yourself into? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> some good news for car
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makers. august sales jumped 22% last year from the same time a year ago. that good fortune was spread across all three major u.s. automakers. foresaw a 7% rise in sales -- ford saw a 7% rise in sales. june retail sales may pose the smallest gain in years. with consumer confidence declining, the retail sales are expected to rise at the small space in three years. experts are predicting a half a % rise in sales. women do spend a lot on our clothes. government leaders have been enjoying the perk of free meal service. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. lawmakers have been singing "
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please mr. postman, see if there is a letter in your bag for for ree." more than $45 million worth of mail free of charge. a new maryland mortgage program for veterans. qualified members a variety of low interest fixed-rate loan options with downpayment assistance. you can contact the community development administration for more information. wrist a link on my twitter -- there is a link on my twitter. stocks one out with a bank on strong reports for factory orders. the bloomberg maryland index rising on gains for the costar group.
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the average woman spends $131,000 on clothing in a lifetime and that includes 145 handbags. 65% say they of nothing to wear --set a they have nothing to wear. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> we change, we grow. we have other needs. >> 6:20. 79 degrees on tv hill. the orioles' starting pitcher and puts on a fantastic show in seattle. keith mills will have sports. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. the water main break southbound on york road is still shut down. that is from yesterday. northbound traffic is in a two- way traffic. middle river at lange the road,
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we have some fire activity. -- middle river at langley road. 95, north and southbound moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. it is a little warm and muggy but no rain outside. 83 downtown. hazy sunshine today. a chance for a couple of thunderstorms this afternoon. the index will be over 100. some relief in the seven-day forecast. here is keith mills. >> thank you. good morning. the orioles in anaheim this morning. if the playoffs started today, the orioles would be in the playoffs. the second wild-card team behind the angels.
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4-2, the orioles beat the mariners. adam jones was hot. look at that swing. upper deck. that is a 40-home-run pace. chris davis in the third inning. he rips to right field. robert andino trots and. chris tillman would make this stand up because a place like this. davies robs him of a least a single and maybe more. chris tillman does the rest. he is the big story. he started his career with the mariners. watched as her y just gave up two hits. >> it was a good start.
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we had three well pitched games from our starters and will be anaheim.ing and >> fresh gunpowder means the orioles needed a fresh pitcher. the orioles are in second place. serena will be on center court at wimbledon. andy murray, the england native son looking to be the first men's winner from great brenner at wimbledon since 1936 when fred perry won. this was a great match. murray wins in four sets. roger federer and novak djokovic also move on.
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>> you would think they have a home court advantage. >> prince william and kate in the stands. >> went a robbery goes bad, you think there would be a plan b. >> thousands are still without power and dealing with a number of inconveniences. >> elijah cummings is pointing fingers in the wake of a critical drug shortage. >> every year we hear of incidence of fatal accidents with children and pets being left i
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i am stan stovall. >> i am jennifer franciotti. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. ot.ay will be very hig
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>> roll the tape from yesterday . there'll be a fireworks on my graphics. the index will be over 100. a slight chance for a thunderstorm this afternoon. we do have some relief in the seven-day forecast. >> thousands are still suffering because it's been almost a week since the storm took out power. >> b.g.e. has restored power to most of those customers. nadia ramdass is live in north baltimore with the latest on the efforts to get everybody back on the grid. >> we're on charles street and lake avenue where a committee is still without power. there is a number of downed
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trees, some of them sitting on power lines. crews are expected to come out here sometime today. but one resident said she has heard that for days. a number of power outages appear to be shrinking. for those without power, that is not enough. >> we have a problem with a tree down here that has taken out all of our lines. >> the level of frustration has surpassed the sweat she struggled to towel off. rebecca and her neighbors have been without power since last friday's severe storm. while the number of power outages continue to shrink, there are still thousands throughout maryland who are still sitting in the dark. >> it is hot. it is uncomfortable. it is hard sleeping at night. all of us have been feeling sick. we have been having bouts of lightheadedness and just feeling nauseated.
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>> residents have had a hard time adjusting to no electricity, no hot water or food in the house. they say being power deprived for so long has been frustrating. >> i'm having to go to my niece's house to shampoo my hair. i'm going to charge my phone over there. i'm going to use her computer for a few minutes to see what has been going on on my computer. and i'm running out of batteries for anything else that's running in the house. >> b.g.e. expects repairs to continue through the weekend. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. robbers probably wish they came up with a better plan. the man tried to rob a royal farms just before 4:00 on monday. they were locked out and stranded in the parking lot.
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they started fighting with each other and were arrested. >> police shut down a suspected drug house in south baltimore. they executed a search warrant and seize illegal narcotics and weapons. the arrested charles wilson on multiple drug and weapons charges. hospitals and health-care providers are dealing with a critical shortage of drugs. elijah cummings said there could be increased in fake pharmacies. and sell them at inflated prices. >> this is about greed, people
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wanting to make a quick b uck. this is driving up the prices. >> another issue is regulations. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. the only problem spot is on york road. the water main break from yesterday is causing problems. one lane in each direction and causing a bit of a backup this morning. an area you might want to avoid it. 795, 66 miles per hour down towards the beltway. the major roadways are checking at ok. 67 on the j.f.x. 63 on 95 heading south towards the city. it in live look outside at the
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top side of the beltway and harford road. the inner and outer loops are moving very well. this is the harrisburg expressway. southbound traffic is a bit heavier but moving freely am looking good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we go back out to ava marie. she has the maryland spca. >> it is starting off pretty hot and it is getting hotter. we always hear fatal incidents of children and pets being left in cars. i do not think people realize just how quickly a car can heat up. car.ble to borrow a this is essentially the greenhouse effect. the light hits all the objects in your car.
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these absorb all the heat. the stairwell can reach -- the steering wheel can reach 200 degrees. essentially you're baking and cooking in the car as the heat continues to build up. most cars he debt at a similar rate. -- most cars heat up at a similar rate. you can quickly heated up to a dangerous level. something to keep in mind on these hot days. high temperatures in the upper 90's through saturday with high humidity.
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we finally see cooldown as we head into monday. >> ava marie the science lady. thank you very much. 6:38. a different tack boat parade in london -- a different type of parade in london. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. if you had to, which competitive food-eating contest would you choose to enter yourself into? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> the fireworks show in san diego was shorter than planned because the pyrotechnics went off all at once. take a look. a technical problem resulted in all the fireworks being set off at the same time. instead of a 15 minute show, the show was a dazzling spectacle that lasted a few seconds. even produces are investigating the cause of the mishap. >> how about a story of more
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than 100 pandas. more than 100 performers dressed up as pandas. the performers will visit schools across one that to educate people about pandas. their habitat is threatened. very cool. >> "i should have had one last drink." 6:40. >> panda tai-chi. we have a chance for some thunderstorms this afternoon. 79 degrees
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:44. an old movie palace caught fire overnight. it started around 12:30 this morning on liberty heights avenue. the flames were shooting through the roof of the theater. crews battled the blaze and nobody was injured. in north baltimore, firefighters battled another fire on roberts street. the fire damaged several vacant row homes. stepped-up police patrols helped make sure everybody in joint the fireworks display safely. the event went on without any significant incident. police credit a new global
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strategy of enforcement. the biggest problems were traffic related after the fireworks. >> those who were worried that a reboot of the spider-man were too soon are not worried anymore. this set a box office record for a tuesday released. it be to record of " transformers." the movie has a new director and star. of "magic mike"l p
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has a new baby. >> we have a problem spot leftover from yesterday. york road, one lane is open because of a water main break. there could be quite a back up this morning. the major roadways are looking good. 95 at 65 miles per hour in the northeast corner. up to speed on the rest of the major roadways. the outer loop, 12 minutes. 10 minutes on 95 south down. nine minutes on 895 between the 95 and the harbor tunnels. this is the topside of the beltway and harford road. traffic is picking up just a tad in volume. this is the harrisburg expressway at padonia road. both directions are moving just
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fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we go back out to ava marie. she is live at the maryland spca this morning. >> we're trying to emphasize some tips for your children and your pets. people forget how quickly a car get he got even with the window cracked. that does that change the rate. on a 70 degree day, you can heat up to 110. >> that brief and not of time could be severely dangerous to a child or a pet. eave them ato live th home. >> people think everything is fine if the air-conditioning is going. your dog moves around.
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>> i would think that docks suffer the most -- i would think that dogs suffer the most. >> tannate is up for adoption -- tammy is up for adoption. they have a short nose. it is harder on them. >> what are some tips that people can do to keep their pets safe? >> keep them inside where it is cool, possibly into the basements. plenty of water. locked them in the morning when it is not to hide -- walk them in the morning. >> called a pet your facility if
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they have heat exhaustion. you may possibly need to go for medical care. >> the spca is located in hampden. within 10 minutes, a car can heat up 20 degrees. that becomes dangerous for children and pets. >> everybody wants another shot of the cute dog. >> i think tammy is 04 years old. >> look at that face. up for adoption, folks. thank you, ava. always good information. the heat wave will continue for the next three days. we had some thunderstorms last night. they had dissipated.
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for the drive time, nothing is happening. 75 in westminster. will make it into the upper 90's today. the jet stream is going to flipped. we will drop back into the 80 by early next week. very hot today. a mixture of sun and clouds. the chance for a thunderstorm this afternoon with the heat index over 100. the record for today is 102. if you take the boat out, it should be fine on the water unless some thunderstorms pop up this afternoon. most quiet at the beach this weekend -- mostly quiet at the beach
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this weekend. 98 tomorrow. 100 on saturday. a cold front moves in saturday night and sunday morning. week.y early next more of the same for the next two or three days. >> time now for a last look at one of our big stories. some 50,000 b.g.e. customers are still without electricity. nadia ramdass joins us live with that story. >> we are live on charles street were a number of homes are still without power. this road is closed and this is one of many that are closed at this time because of downed trees and power lines. the number of power outages continue to shrink. for those without power, that number is not moving fast
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enough. one committee and has been sweating it out since friday. residents have had a hard time adjusting to no electricity, no hot water or no food in the house. they say being power deprived for so long has been frustrating. b.g.e. expects repairs to continue through this weekend. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> hopefully they will get the power on back soon. 79 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> coming up, we'll take a last >> coming up, we'll take a last look at weather
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>> time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- if you had to, which competitive food-eating contest would you choose to enter yourself into? >> robert picked another popular food in maryland. i've never heard of that but he likes it. >> talk about a brain freeze. >> that could be a challenge. .> a quick traffic checke >> we are looking good. it was a main break with one lane open in each direction and a little bit of a backup on york
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road. four minutes between 32 and 100 in howard county. harford road along the topside looking good. this is 83 at padonia road. both are moving just find. >> which is half to get through the weekend. >> it will be hot again today and maybe a thunderstorm this afternoon. 100 on saturday. back into the 80 plus early next week -- back into the 80's. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. look at the pretty --
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